Social media can drain your energy
Social media is an essential and inescapable part of our lives today. If you are reading this post, you have most likely discovered it through social media or, at the very least, an internet search. The world wide web is a wonderful thing, as it has spurred much progressive thought, the sharing of opinions, and cross-cultural dialogues. All of these are incredibly positive things: mainly due to the connectivity which many more people can participate in, despite being miles away or even across the world.
Social media also has many faults. Since there is no true filter for what words we all share on various social media platforms, a lot of toxicity, ego, and collective fear and pain are shared alongside the positivity and engagement that these websites promote. How we use social media designates what kind of energy we expose ourselves to and how it affects us in our daily life.
If you own a smartphone, you’re probably guilty of endlessly scrolling through feeds on your favorite social media platform. This usually occurs when you are waiting to catch a bus, killing time before meeting someone, we’re bored in the bathroom, or we’re procrastinating from work. Exposing ourselves to a flow of information and content is not inherently toxic. It is possible to come across things in this pursuit that will bring us down, but there is also a lot of uplifting an inspirational material. What accounts we choose to follow most often determine what our feeds, dashboards, and home pages are composed of.
It’s fantastic that we can connect with people from all over the world with a quick tap of the keyboard or swipe of the screen. Technology, used correctly, can help with increased productivity as it allures us with its endless possibilities. However, the downside is information overload (not to mention the addictive properties). Being overly connected robs us of the present moment. While social media is great, make sure you are putting more time and energy into living your own life than watching other peoples lives unfold online. Life in this moment is the most rewarding. Set healthy tech boundaries and stick to them. And, then watch your happiness levels soar.